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Linking Education and Research: A Roadmap for Higher Education Institutions at the Dawn of the Knowledge Society

Version 1 : Received: 16 April 2019 / Approved: 17 April 2019 / Online: 17 April 2019 (06:09:19 CEST)

How to cite: Berglund, P.; Dannetun, P.; Chan, W.L.; Gold, J.; Han, S.; Hansson, H.; Harvey, S.; Huang, J.S.; Larsson, A.; Linton, S.; McInerney, G.; Magnell, M.; Popov, O.; Quttineh, N.; Richards, T.; Song, J.; Switzer, A.D.; Tegler Jerselius, K.; Vikström, S.; Wikström, M.; Yu, K.Y.T.; Yeo, J.P.; Zary, N.; Pohl, H.; Ellervik, U. Linking Education and Research: A Roadmap for Higher Education Institutions at the Dawn of the Knowledge Society. Preprints 2019, 2019040195 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0195.v1). Berglund, P.; Dannetun, P.; Chan, W.L.; Gold, J.; Han, S.; Hansson, H.; Harvey, S.; Huang, J.S.; Larsson, A.; Linton, S.; McInerney, G.; Magnell, M.; Popov, O.; Quttineh, N.; Richards, T.; Song, J.; Switzer, A.D.; Tegler Jerselius, K.; Vikström, S.; Wikström, M.; Yu, K.Y.T.; Yeo, J.P.; Zary, N.; Pohl, H.; Ellervik, U. Linking Education and Research: A Roadmap for Higher Education Institutions at the Dawn of the Knowledge Society. Preprints 2019, 2019040195 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0195.v1).

Abstract

In an era characterized by a move towards a “knowledge society”, universities are central in fostering “knowledgeability”, that is the reflexive understanding of knowledge in knowledge societies. The objective of “knowledgeability” can be met through creating a stronger link between education and research. Furthermore, overall student performance, for example in critical thinking and problem solving, can be improved if research-related activities are incorporated into the curriculum. The aim of this paper is to use inter-national examples to discuss the research- education nexus from four different perspectives, namely context, policy, im- plementation and quality, with case studies from higher education institutions in Singapore and Sweden. We suggest that different integrative technologies can be used to enhance the links, but it will be essential to consider the inputs of training, service and support in using new technology. Interestingly, the act of evaluating the link between edu- cation and research will increase awareness of this linkage by stakeholders involved in both education and research. In turn the link can be strengthened, contributing to increased quality in both education and research.

Subject Areas

higher education; research; knowledge society; critical thinking; educational policy

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